How I Manage My Small Business as an Entrepreneur Mom

How I Manage My Small Business as an Entrepreneur Mom

Valentina EchavarriaHerbalife Nutrition Independent Distributor

I was a lucky child. I was able to spend a lot of quality time with my mom and dad. They were able to set their own schedules, so they didn’t miss out on school performances, parent-teacher conferences, and other important moments.

Now as a grown woman, I understand this was possible because of the flexibility their job provided them. My parents were Herbalife Nutrition independent distributors.

When I became a mother myself, I thought about how happy my childhood had been and how I wanted the same for my son. My parents inspired me with their dedication to family and their efforts in building their small business. These lessons helped prepare me for starting my own Herbalife Nutrition business and balancing the demands of being a first-time mom.

A Community-Based Approach

As a child, I spent countless hours with my parents at their nutrition club – the location where they ran their business and provided personalized nutrition and support to their customers. There, I witnessed firsthand how they helped their customers and community by establishing a place where people could enjoy good nutrition and make new friends.

I knew it from the minute I decided to become an entrepreneur: I wanted to open a nutrition club of my own.

I set out to create a space where members of my community would feel welcome – regardless of age or fitness level. Today, I’m proud to see the positive impact my nutrition club has made in my community – we’re providing quality nutrition and a place where people can support each other on their path toward a healthier life. It’s a privilege for me to be part of their journey.

Boosting a Business Through Social Media

As a Millennial, I know just how powerful social media can be to connect with people. And it’s the way I stay in touch with my customers and fellow distributors throughout the day.

I have a Facebook group for the nutrition club where customers post pictures of their favorite shakes and tag their friends. I use Instagram for daily motivation and to share my meals, customer results and testimonials.

I also use group chats to keep my customers and fellow distributors focused and motivated toward their own, unique goals – whether that’s maintaining a healthy weight or building their business, I want them to know I am there for them every step of the way.

The best thing about being an Herbalife Nutrition entrepreneur is that I have the flexibility to make my own schedule and bring my son with me to the club – just like my parents did with me. Having the freedom to spend time with my son throughout the day is the most rewarding thing about my business.